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Hans Rosbaud, musician. Recipient Critics’ Prize, as best foreign conductor of the year, Buenos Aires; awarded Schoenberg Medal, 1952; Naegeli Gold Medal, Zurich, 1961.


Rosbaud, Hans was born on July 22, 1895 in Steiermark, Graz, Austria. Son of Johann and Anna (Rosbaud) Strainer.


Graduate with honors Austrian Humanistic Gymnasium, 1913. Certificate with honors, Doctor Hochs Konservatorium (Music Academy), Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 1918.


Director Municipal Music Academy, also conductor concerts, operas, Mainz—Rhine, 1921-1928. Artistic director, chief conductor Radio Frankfurt, 1928-1937. General music director opera and concerts Munster, Westphalia, 1937-1941, Strassburg, 1941-1944.

Conductor Radio Orchestra Munich, Bayreuth, 1944-1945. Chief conductor Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, 1945-1948. Chief conductor Radio Orchestra Suedwestdeutsch Rundfunk, Baden-Baden, since 1948.

Conductor Zurich Tonhalle, Zurich, Switzerland, since 1950, chief conductor, since 1957. Chief conductor Zurich Operahouse, 1954-1956. Regular conductor Donaueschingen Festival Contemporary Music, also Festival International de Musique, Aix-en-Provence, France, since 1948.

Regular guest conductor Berlin Philharmonic, orchestras in Hamburg, Cologne, Italy, France, Vienna, England, Scandinavia, Belgium, Holland, Spain, S.A. American debut, Chicago, 1959.


Married Edeltraud Schaefer, June 2, 1923.

Johann Strainer

Anna (Rosbaud) Strainer

Edeltraud Schaefer